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!!! SOLD !!! KRAMER The Duke Deluxe Trans Red, 1981, no Hondo Alien, £399 GBP delivered (see ad) !!!
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Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.

 

KRAMER The Duke Deluxe Trans Red, 1981, no Hondo Alien !!!

 

NO TRADES !

NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !

 

Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £399 GBP !!!

 

In fully working condition, fully original (except for the added strap button for better balance, one tuner and the two knobs) and in very good overall condition.

 

Here are the specifications :

Body : flamed maple (very hard to photograph)

Neck : aluminium with flamed maple inserts and perfect neck joint

Fingerboard : ebonol (bakelite, in fact) with aluminium side and front dots

Frets : 24 (slightly marked)

Headstock : none as it's a headless

Pickup : 1 original DiMarzio Twin Jazz

Controls : volume, tone, 3 positions switch for parallel / split / series

Tuners : 3 unbranded + 1 Gotoh

Bridge : original Schaller 3D-4

Strings spacing at bridge : 18.5 mm

Nut : none with zero fret

Strings spacing at nut : 11.5 mm

Knobs : 2 non original metal dome

Scale : 30.5 inches

Hardware colour : chrome and aluminium

Truss rod : none and perfect very slight relief whatever strings gauge you may put

Finish : high gloss trans red

Land of craftsmanship : USA

Serial number : B1577

Year : 1981

Weight : 3.665 kilos

Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the E string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)

 

Will come with the original Kramer hard case in bad condition and a RockBag.

 

Non-smoking environment as usual.

 

The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a brand new set of D'Addario Nickel Round Wound EXL220 strings (40 - 60 - 75 - 95).

 

This bass, despite its age, is still very modern sounding. There is no skid pad on this one and it seems that there's never been one.

 

Link to the Kramer vintage aluminium page : http://www.vintagekramer.com/alum.htm

 

What you see is what you get !

 

Look at the photos taken under different angles to see the fantastic condition for an almost 40 years old bass (only very small blemishes at the rear of the neck and some dings and scratches, plus a relocated at the front strap button leaving a small hole) ! All the photos are here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ODMfzU3efWttew2JpAbaNZv2hTHZMom1?usp=sharing

 

Don't hesitate to ask for more.

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They make a great noise, these :) - almost like a guitar stepped down through an octaver.

Good luck with your sale!

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I’d sooooooo love this.......:x     Isn’t the p/up a Schaller rather than a DiMarzio?    Anyway, GLWTS and by the time I’ve decided to buy it will undoubtedly have gone.....:|

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I would have said Schaller too, but according to all the literature I can find, it's stated as DiMarzio...

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Done deal Tony, I won't even pretend to resist.

PM incoming.

 

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